• Amaechi calls Wike’s allegation baseless; INEC dismisses allegation as unfounded

    Amaechi calls Wike’s allegation baseless; INEC dismisses allegation as unfounded

    Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, handed over original result sheets of the coming rerun elections in Rivers State to  the former governor of the state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi  Amaechi.

    Wike made this allegation yesterday.

    Ameachi through his Media Office in a quick reaction said: “This new wild, baseless allegation by Governor Wike is a cheap ploy by a failing garrulous man to intimidate and harass INEC into doing his bidding and […]

  • Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    According to reports, the bill for establishment of Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State, on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Senate, few months after Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, announced scrapping of the project.

    The bill sponsored by James Manager (PDP-Delta) was unanimously supported by the senators after the mover’s lead debate, making case for the establishment of the university.

    The groundbreaking of the proposed school at Okerenkoko in Warri south-West local government area was done by former President […]

  • Rivers Re-Run: We’ll match Wike threat for threat, Amaechi vows

    Rivers Re-Run: We’ll match Wike threat for threat, Amaechi vows

    According to reports, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday vowed to resist any form of intimidation and threat from any quarters in the December 10 Rivers rerun.

    He promised the All Progressive Congress (APC) will match whatever antics and strategies deployed by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor Nyesom Wike during the exercise.

    He also said all candidates of the APC must win at all costs, urging supporters never to succumb to the threats and intimidation of Wike.

    The former […]

  • Judges’ allegations against Amaechi diversionary, malicious, vindictive – Sagay

    Judges’ allegations against Amaechi diversionary, malicious, vindictive – Sagay

    It was gathered that the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday described as diversionary, malicious and vindictive, the call for the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to step down from office.

    The professor of law, who made it clear that he was speaking in his personal capacity, insists that the outburst of two justices of the Supreme Court Justice Inyang Okoro and Justice Sylva Ngwuta is “surprising considering that it is totally unrelated to […]

  • Why Buhari should suspend Amaechi, Onu – Onuesoke explains

    Why Buhari should suspend Amaechi, Onu – Onuesoke explains

    Following the suspension of judges for alleged corruption, Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to equally suspend Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.

    He said they should be suspended for allegedly trying to pervert the course of justice.

    He maintained that the government that claims to be fighting a war on corruption should use the suspension of the ministers as an example of its […]

  • Senate probes Amaechi over $2bn rail concession

    Senate probes Amaechi over $2bn rail concession

    According to reports, the Senate has resolved to probe the country’s Ministry of Transport headed by Rotimi Amaechi over the procedure leading to concession of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri and Lagos-Kano rail lines to General Electric, GE, a U.S. conglomerate.

    Amaechi had in an interview with CNBC in June announced Nigeria’s engagement with GE regarding the concession of Western and Eastern rail lines – Lagos to Kano and Port Harcourt to Maiduguri respectively – worth around $2 billion.

    “GE is already in; we are […]

  • Anti-graft war: Seize Amaechi first – Wike

    Anti-graft war: Seize Amaechi first – Wike

    According to reports, the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration in Rivers State, has said that unless the state’s former governor and current Transport minister, Rotimi Ameachi was seized, APC-led administration’s anti-graft war was yet to begin.

    For failing to arrest Ameachi, since the war began about a year ago, the Rivers State government, sees what has transpired so far, as a mere “fishing expedition.”

    The government spoke in reaction to the allegations made by the state’s All Progressives Congress, APC, chapter, to the […]

  • Wike, Akpabio told judges to implicate Amaechi – Rivers APC

    Wike, Akpabio told judges to implicate Amaechi – Rivers APC

    According to reports, the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom, are behind the recent bribery allegations against Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.

    The party also claimed that Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, are also in the know of the plot.

    Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta, both justices of the supreme court, who were among the judicial officials […]

  • Amaechi Seeks Passage Of Transport Commission Bill

    Amaechi Seeks Passage Of Transport Commission Bill

    According to reports, the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi has urged the National Assembly to pass the proposed National Transport Commission bill into law so that the private sector can operate and manage trains, rolling stock as well as their own tracks.

    Speaking to the joint members of the National Assembly, who were on oversight function at the ministry of transport on Monday, the minister said the bill, when passed, will replace the 1955 NRC Act and enable the separation of […]

  • Investigate bribery allegation against Amaechi, Umana – CSNAC tells ICPC

    Investigate bribery allegation against Amaechi, Umana – CSNAC tells ICPC

    Following Justice Inyang Okoro’s bribery allegation against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the then All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state, Umana Umana, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, to probe the allegation.

    Justice Okoro, one of the judges recently arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, had accused Amaechi and Umana of approaching him with the aim of influencing court decisions […]

  • Leave Amaechi alone – APC tells Afenifere

    Leave Amaechi alone – APC tells Afenifere

    It was gathered that the Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has asked the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, to leave the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, alone.

    Afenifere had three days ago asked Amaechi and the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, to resign as a result of the allegations that they attempted to bribe judges.

    The group had maintained that this was necessary for to allow for proper and effective investigation into the matter.

    But the APC in […]